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Passive question regarding Sahil's SC

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Passive question regarding Sahil's SC

Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:21 am
On page #3 there is the following example:


The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union
A) Forbids a strike by the transportation union
B) forbids the transportation union from striking
C) forbids that there be a strike by the transportation union
D) will forbid the transportation union form striking
E) will forbid that the transportation union strikes

Why is A the correct answer? I though we should avoid passive tense
Confused I am confused

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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 8:20 am
thanks prachi!!

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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:46 am
ah!!!!!!! Thanks! Very Happy

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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:51 am
isisalaska wrote:
On page #3 there is the following example:


The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union
A) Forbids a strike by the transportation union
B) forbids the transportation union from striking
C) forbids that there be a strike by the transportation union
D) will forbid the transportation union form striking
E) will forbid that the transportation union strikes

Why is A the correct answer? I though we should avoid passive tense
Confused I am confused
'forbids' is active tense

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Post Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:03 pm
So why is not B) forbids the transportation union from striking
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Post Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:01 am
Correct idioms are ....

x forbids y to do z

x prohibits y from doing z

OR

forbid+

Hence A

The new contract forbids a strike by the transportation union.
The new contract prohibits the transportation union from striking.
The new contract forbids the transportation union to strike.

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